Marine Biotechnology securing Environmental Health
Marine Biotechnology is playing an increasingly important role in the protection and management of the marine environment. Achievements in this field have been less substantial than expected during the last decade and most of the applications routinely used nowadays still rely on traditional methods based on chemistry and microbiology. This is mainly the result of the complexity of marine ecosystems on one hand, and the gap between results in marine genomic approaches and the development of derived commercial assays and products on the other hand. However, the potential contribution of Marine Biotechnology for environmental applications is enormous and requires urgent attention.